On the front of the book mark I used a medium brown. The person I am sending it to likes fall colors, especially brown. but does not like orange or purple. I think it is interesting the way the bobbin color shows through like a shadow from the back. The only thing I did not like about the bookmark pattern is the size. I think it is a bit wide for a book mark if you are reading a paper back. It is 3 inches by 6-1/2 inches. I would have preferred it to be skinnier. Outside of that it turned out pretty good.